Hi, I’m considering entering an 86km MTB with 4500m of climbing, on 12th June 2021. Prior to that there is a 60km version with 1600m of climbing. I did the latter in February this year in 3:40 , but stopped training just after during Covid lockdown until July. I’m now back training and am on the same Training Peaks fitness curve path I wason a year ago, leading to the 60km race.
I’ve reverted to being a bit of a spinner and struggle on low rep climbs, so i know that the 86 is going to be a real challenge for me with that amount of climbing and that I need to do something more that what got me round the 60km.
Is the 32 week plan going to get me there, or would I need to put some other combination together?
[I’m 55 and have just started some weight training for the first time in a decade. Also, have just started back running, albeit using the MAF technique to keep my recurring injuries at bay. Would like to keep some MAF running going in parallel with a bike training plan, if it does not impact it too much.]